Executive Board

 

Karen Maas is endowed professor of Accounting and Sustainability. She is academic director of Impact Centre Erasmus (ICE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Karen conducts research in the field of Impact strategies, performance measurement, Sustainability, and Impact Investing. Karen worked with several for-profit, non-profit and financial organizations to measure their impact. Her work has been published in academic journals like Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, American Journal of Evaluation, newspapers and online sources.

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KAREN MAAS

Past President

 
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Harry Van Buren

President

Harry Van Buren is a Professor of Business and Society at University of New Mexico, where he holds the Rust Professorship in Business Ethics. Starting in the fall of 2019, he will be on leave from UNM to serve for two years as a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut’s Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.

His doctorate in business environment, ethics and public policy is from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. His current research interests include relational stakeholder theory, business and human rights, preventing human trafficking in global supply chains, employment ethics, gender and social capital, and the role of corporate boards in stakeholder management. His research has been published in Academy of Management ReviewBusiness & SocietyBusiness and Society ReviewBusiness Ethics QuarterlyFutures, Human Resource ManagementHuman Resource Management ReviewJournal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management Studies, among other journals.

He is currently president of the International Association for Business & Society and a former division chair for the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management. He is the religion, spirituality, and business ethics section editor for the Journal of Business Ethics and has co-edited special issues of the Journal of Management Studies (on accounting for stakeholders) and Business & Society (on a religion as a macro-level social force that affects business).

He is married to Donna Ray, a historian of religion, and together they have two children: Max (who will be studying in Europe for a graduate degree this fall) and Tessa (who will be at Kansas State as a pre-vet student). In his rare spare time, he watches soccer and cricket.

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Tara Ceranic Salinas

President-Elect

Tara Ceranic Salinas, PhD is a professor of business ethics in the School of Business at the University of San Diego. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on business ethics, corporate culture, leadership, and women in management. Her research primarily focuses on understanding what motivates ethical behavior in a variety of contexts and it appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Business Ethics, and The Journal of Business Ethics Education, and the North American Case Research Journal. Dr. Salinas reviews for a variety of journals and conferences in her academic discipline and provides research-driven presentations and discussions on bias and gender to San Diego businesses and non-profits.

Since joining USD in 2008, she has been recognized with School of Business Awards for Teaching (2011, 2013), Dual Excellence in Research and Teaching (2012), Service (2014) and she was named Gamma Phi Beta’s Professor of the Year in 2016. She received her PhD and MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle where she studied business ethics, strategic management and philosophy. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Salinas lives in sunny San Diego with her husband Jairo and their almost four-year-old son Leonidas. In her free time, she enjoys boxing, baking, learning Spanish, and watching exceptionally terrible television shows.

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Michael Johnson-Cramer

Conference Chair

Michael Johnson-Cramer is currently an Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Ethics at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (USA). I received my doctorate from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, a master’s degree in business administration from Solvay Business School – Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and my undergraduate degree with a focus on Chinese politics from Harvard University. My research focuses on the causes of conflict between companies and their stakeholders. I have published work on how to cultivate stakeholder dialogue in global companies, the nature of managerial discretion in stakeholder relationships, and the processes of organizational decision-making. My work has appeared in Strategic Organization, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, California Management Review, the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making, and other journals and edited volumes. Currently, I am exploring how institutional processes are shaping the role of business in respecting and protecting human rights. I previously taught at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Most recently, I served for the past seven years as founding director/dean of Bucknell’s Freeman College of Management. Having returned to the faculty in 2017-18, I am looking forward to contributing my energies and experience to the professional associations that have been so important to my development as a scholar. I have been involved with IABS since 1997, have served on the best paper, nominating, and audit committees, and am on the editorial board of Business and Society. In my spare time, I cook, play cello, and run triathlons (very slowly).

 
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Nikolay A. Dentchev

Conference Chair-Elect

My name is Nikolay A. Dentchev is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and CSR at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and at KU Leuven, Belgium. I have initiated the VUB Chair of Social Entrepreneurship, with founding partners Close the Gap, Euroclear and BNP Paribas Fortis. The objective of this chair is twofold, (i) to become a research center of excellence on the topic and (ii) to provide hands-on support to social entrepreneurs around the world. IABS is my favorite academic association because of its attention to openness, inclusiveness, and constructive feedback. In this sense, it has been always a pleasure to serve at IABS at the Best Conference Paper Committee, the Communication Committee, as a Representative at Large and at the Editorial Board of BAS. Together with Andrew Crane, we initiated the IABS BAS European Paper Development Series in 5 countries (Italy, Belgium, UK, France and Spin) as one of the strategic initiatives of IABS. I have realized more than 40 publications, among which papers in indexed journals such as Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review. I serve occasionally as guest editor to special issues in journals such as Business & Society and Journal of Cleaner Production. My research interests are related to social entrepreneurship, sustainable business models and CSR implementation.